Healthy Snacks for ISAT

March 4, 2011 at 2:00 pm 1 comment

Hi All,

If you are following our posts on Facebook and our tweets on Twitter you know that my twins are taking the ISAT’s for the first time this week.  I decided to reach out to the local grocery stores in my neighborhood and see if they were interested in providing healthy snacks for all of the 3rd and 4th grade classrooms during the week of ISAT’s.  As you know, I feel that healthy nutrition plays a very big role in academic success.  The response to my idea was an overwhelming YES!!  All I had to do is pick up the items in the morning and distribute them to the classrooms.  So in front of each classroom door we put a cooler with ice for the perishables and a box with the plates, napkins and dry goods.  With the help of some very nice parents, we delivered our healthy snacks to each classroom in about 20 minutes.  I will tell you that there was a fruit, vegetable, protein and carb offered to these children every day this week for snack.  Look who stepped up to the plate in an extremely generous way.

Monday 2/28/11 Healthy Snack for ISAT provided by  – Whole Foods Market River Forest

Tuesday 3/1/11 Healthy Snack for ISAT provided by  –  Trader Joe’s Oak Park

Wednesday 3/2/11 Healthy Snack for ISAT provided by   – Target – Melrose Park

Thursday 3/3/11 Healthy Snack for ISAT provided by   – Jewel/Osco & Dominick’s River Forest

I reached out to all of these stores last Monday and not one of them said no.  They turned this all around in a week.  It is so wonderful to see these grocery stores really support our kids and be committed as we are to their nutrition!!  AMAZING!!


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  • 1. Cynthia  |  February 29, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Quick question, how did you reach out to them? Did you call or actually go into the store and speak to someone?


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